From "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen  J.Allen photo (link: A Tribute to James Allen)
    He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it.  Columbus cherished a vision of another world, and he discovered it; Copernicus fostered the vision of a multiplicity of worlds and a wider universe, and he revealed it; Buddha beheld the vision of a spiritual world of stainless beauty and perfect peace, and he entered into it.
    Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts; for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment.  Of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built...
    Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.  Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be.  Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil...
    Your circumstances my be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it...
    And you too, youthful reader, will realize the Vision (not the idle wish) of your heart, be it base or beautiful, or a mixture of both for you will always gravitate toward that which you secretly most love. 
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